St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 1

For the next couple of weeks we are learning:



Year 1 Staff

Class Teacher: Mrs Kay Fawkes 

Support Staff:  Miss Milstead, Mrs Macleod, Mrs McComish, Mr Louis (PE)

Autumn Term

English: In our writing lessons we will be practising the alphabet and forming both capital and lowercase letters. We will look at writing sentences with capital letters and full stops. We will write about ourselves and explore fairy tales and stories of Paddington, Stick Man and The Lighthouse Keeper. 

Maths: We will start the year looking at Place Value of numbers up to 10, simple addition calculations, exploring shapes and recognising parts and wholes. 

Phonics:  The children will recap Chapter 2 and 3 sounds and then begin to learn the Chapter 4a sounds. 

Reading: We will listen to the children read at least once a week in school as well continuing to introduce  them to a wide variety of different stories in our English lessons. We ask you to read the phonics shed and big cat books with your child four times before we change it as well as enjoying the sharing book with them too. We will be building on the children's expression and fluency as well as building on their love of learning. 

History: Our topic this term, will be local history, with a focus on Windsor Castle.

Home Learning: This will be set on a Wednesday and consist of:

A maths or English sheet, Reading 5 times a week and one activity on the Phonics Shed website. 

On some occasions there may be research for our topics for the children to complete. 

Woods Visits: TBC 

PE days: Wednesdays with Mr Louis, Thursdays with Mrs Fawkes

Phonic Shed Phonemes

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In this video I have recorded all the sounds that the children will learn in Year 1. It is extremely important that they learn all of these sounds so they can use them in their writing and reading as well as in their phonics screening.